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The Highlands Current presents a conversation with Nicholas Kristof

The Highlands Current presents a conversation with Nicholas Kristof

Our friends and colleagues at The Highlands Current are celebrating their 15 year anniversary this year. As a fundraiser to help sustain news operations, The Highlands Current will host “A Conversation with New York Times op-ed columnist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas D. Kristof.

At this fundraiser at The Garrison Institute on Saturday, June 8, at 7:30 pm, Nicholas Kristof will discuss his journalism with Christopher Buck, Hudson Valley resident and founder and Board Chair of Retro Report, which creates documentary videos on critical news topics. 

According to The Washington Post, Kristof “rewrote opinion journalism” with his emphasis on human rights abuses and social injustices, such as human trafficking and the Darfur conflict.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa described Kristof as an “honorary African” for shining a spotlight on neglected conflicts in the continent. 

Tickets for this event cost $65 and will include Kristof’s brand new book, Chasing Hope: A Reporter’s Life. Purchase tickets now via this link.

The Highlands Current, a weekly newspaper, and its digital version at highlandscurrent.orgis a reader-funded, nonprofit media organization that serves the communities of Beacon and Philipstown (Cold Spring, Nelsonville, Garrison, North Highlands and Continental Village) in the Hudson Highlands of New York. The Highlands Current paper and digital form are free to the public in order to inform the widest group of readers. 

Everyone at the Peekskill Herald congratulates our friends, our colleagues, our neighbors to the north, and our sister non-profit newspaper at The Highlands Current a Happy Anniversary and wish them many more years to come!

About the Contributor
Dave Mueller
As a Peekskill native, Dave is thrilled to be working with the Peekskill Herald showcasing featured calendar events. A 1999 graduate of PHS, he remembers reading and enjoying the original weekly print edition of the Peekskill Herald every Thursday. He especially liked the political stories, local features and sports coverage when it was written by Peekskill Runner columnist Jack Burns who always managed to weave history into the running times. An avid hiker, he enjoys exploring the local trails as well as the concrete ones in his job as a conductor for Metro North Railroad. He’s a former teacher and co-founder of the Friends of the Peekskill Dog Park, where he frequently can be found with his Koda. He’s happy to be part of the Herald’s growth as the source of local news for Peekskill and looks forward to highlighting a few of many of the events and happenings in Peekskill and the surrounding communities. Reach Dave at [email protected]